We have officially started the progress on our kitchen. A few weeks ago I shared my trip to Chicago with Delta Faucet and our design plans for our builder grade kitchen makeover. Today, we are going to share the changes we have embarked upon and how everything is coming together.
When we first bought this house I was actually pretty happy with the colors, trim, and doors. However, everything was builder grade quality and we knew we would want to start upgrading the rooms once we moved in. The kitchen cabinets were my least favorite feature since I prefer white cabinets. We decided that painting them was something we would have to put on hold. It’s always a challenge to take something you aren’t crazy about and turn it into something you love, but we are making big steps forward!
The priorities on our to-do list included new countertops, backsplash and a new sink and faucet. The previous countertops were brown laminate, which created too much brown for me with the dark cabinets and wood-toned floors. I’m a gray kind of girl and needed some contrast in this space! Here’s a look at the before.
I originally wanted concrete countertops but that is quite labor intensive. We went back and forth on what exactly we wanted to do, but ultimately we went with quartz. I did choose a gray quartz that would mimic the look of concrete as much as possible.
Adding this subway tile backsplash is how I planned to bring the industrial design I envisioned to life with the traditional style cabinets. It brought a more casual element into the room, and of course subway tile is an overall beautiful element.
We were also very eager to install a single bowl sink. Honestly I was a little nervous at first because previously I hand washed all my pots and pans on one side of the sink and air dried them on the other side. I can now say with complete certainty that I will not be going back to a double bowl sink. Having all the extra space makes it much easier to wash larger dishes! I now use a drying mat on the counter forcing me to hand dry the pans and put them away rather than letting them sit on the other side of the sink!
Naturally with a new sink, a new faucet was in order. At the Delta event I attended in Chicago, I was lucky enough to tour their showroom and test their beautiful products (you can read more about that here). I ended up choosing the Trinsic® Pro Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet. It was the perfect combination of rugged industrial design mixed with sophistication. The perfect mix for this traditional kitchen that I’m transitioning into a modern farmhouse design.
The Trinsic® Pro faucet puts control in the hands of the user with the flexible, spring-design undocking spout, which can be easily disconnected then magnetically re-docked for free range of motion. When docked, the Trinsic® Pro faucet still operates as a true pull-down faucet with MagnaTite® Docking.
In addition it features Touch2O® Technology with TempSense™ Technology allowing you to see the temperature of the water at the base of the faucet. The light displays blue when the water is cold.
And red when it’s hot.
The DIAMOND™ Seal Technology and Touch-Clean® Spray Holes make washing dishes an absolute dream!
I created a little video to show you some of these features!
Builder Grade Kitchen Makeover
I am thrilled with the outcome of these updates! Next we will be adding new hardware, and somewhere in the future I will paint the cabinets to completely bring together my overall design!
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